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conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
demise - death
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
drone - talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious